Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Come To Bethlehem Christmas Card

I have a holiday boutique I am doing in November and I have just started to sit down and create all the crafty things I want to sell. 
Here is my first set of 10 Christmas Cards

I found a bottle of Folk Art Pearl Glaze that I used for the snow flakes.
I really like how it came out. Not sure if they still sell it but worth a looksy.
My new fave thing to do is stamp and then emboss as you can see.
I knew all the supplies I wanted to use for my cards but it took me forever to get it all put together, till it dawned on me. Stamp the image and then emboss over it! Who woulda thunk it? Well me after about 3hrs and sleeping on it. HAHAHA!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

A Challenge

I fancy October Afternoon a lot. And that is to say the least. For Christmas last year my husband bought me the Farmhouse Collection. It is uber vintage which I love but when I got it, I became a little nervous about using it. I just didn't seem to jive with it as well as I thought I would. 

Well I am happy to say that is not the case anymore. I challenged myself to use it. I found the papers I was most nervous about, grabbed a few sketch ideas from my pinterest board and went to work.

Now between teaching, housework, yard work and all the unexpected things that happen in a day I was only able to complete one a day; but after four days I have, what I believe, a beautiful vintage set of cards. So here they are.

It is rare, I mean, blue moon rare for me to use anything but cream and white as my card base. So when I used black it was a major thing, and I loved it so much I decided to use it for all the cards in my set.

 I did know that I wanted a masculine card in my set. And I find masculine cards to always be a challenge. Is that just me?

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